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Books and More

Fall Semester at GFES — books for my classes include:

Christian History & Theology:

  • A History of Christianity by Owen Chadwick
  • The Story of Christian Theology by Roger E Olson
  • Pia Desideria by Philip Jacob Spener (translated by Theodore G. Tappert) — Pietism movement’s founder

Missional Leadership: We are all looking forward to our time at F2F with Alan Hirsch as our instructor.

  • Alan Hirsch The Forgotten Ways (glad I’ve already started reading!)
  • Alan Hirsch & Michael Frost — The Shaping of Things to Come (I read parts of this last year for Missional Ecclesiology)
  • Surfing the Edge of Chaos by Richard Pascale, Mark Millemann, and Linda Gioja
  • The Millennium Matrix — Reclaiming the Past, Reframing the Future of the Church by M Rex Miller

Spirituality, Shame & Grace:

Tired of Trying to Measure Up by Jeff VanVonderen

Facing Shame – Families in Recovery by Merle A Fossum and Marilyn J Mason

Shame No More — dvd series w/ workbook (there’s soul work to be done 🙂

Other books:

Yes I am actually reading other books for my personal growth and also because they fit with what I am studying and pursuing for ministry development…. No I don’t read in every one every day….

Doug Pagitt, A Christianity Worth Believing.

George Hunter, The Celtic Way of Evangelism

Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger, Simple Church (this is something every church leader should read.)

Brian McLaren, Finding Our Way Again, The Return of Ancient Practices

Marva J Dawn,  A Royal Waste of Time – The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World

Will & Lisa Samson, Justice in the Burbs – Being the Hands of Jesus Wherever You Live

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